Sisterhood is a vibrant and active group, serving many key roles in the daily activities of the synagogue.  This past year Sisterhood provided funds to refurbish the main lobby.  In addition to sponsoring the Kiddush for Yom Tov and Shabbat on a regular basis, Sisterhood is responsible for sending out Mazelgrams for the High Holidays.  Once again, Sisterhood has an exciting year of programs and events planned.  The year opened with our re-enrollment event, themed “Sail Away with Sisterhood.”  Our “ports of call” will include a L’dor V’dor Bubbie Tea, Havdalah Pajama Party, Holiday Bazaar, Sisterhood Day at VA Hospital, self-defense class 103, Sisterhood/Men’s Club Shabbat, Women in History, Pesach Bar-b-que, Earth Day event, and our annual Torah Fund Brunch.  Of course, we will co-sponsor the Hanukkah Party and Kol Ami picnic as well as bake Hamentaschen with Kol Yeladim.  Remember to visit our well-stocked gift shop for all your Judaica needs.  Volunteers are needed to help plan, organize, and make all these wonderful activities happen. Please check the Kol Ami calendar for upcoming Sisterhood activities.

President: Phoebe Ochman
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Still have not purchased your new Torah Pin?  They have arrived!  For a pledge of $180.00, payable by June 2013, you can wear a pin to show your support for The Jewish Theological Seminary.  The theme this year is Uri Uri — Awake: Greet the New Dawn.  All the money raised by the Torah Fund campaign goes to support The Jewish Theological Seminary and other Conservative/Masorti educational institutions that train our future rabbis, cantors, educators, scholars and lay leaders.  For more information about Torah Fund or to pledge a pin, please contact Terry Miller at (813) 964-8790.

Kol Ami Sisterhood would love for you to sponsor a Kiddush. The sponsored Kiddush includes a choice of gefilte fish, or herring (creamed or wine), challah, cookies and cakes, fruit, coffee, tea, and lemonade. The cost is $450. If you want to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, birth of a child or grandchild, Auf Ruf etc., please contact Terry Miller or (813) 964-8790 to discuss being a sponsor. Simcha cakes are still available. (The cost of a basic Simcha cake is as follows: 1/4 $45, 1/2 $65, whole $100) Just contact Terry.

Put a mitzvah into any celebration.  Sisterhood has purchased glass platters and bowls to help Kol Ami tables during Kiddush and other functions look more beautiful.  Items can be dedicated in honor or in memory of someone.  The cost is only $18 for each piece, and donations will be listed in the Chai Lites newsletter.  For more information about the program, contact or

If you enjoy knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, embroidery or other handwork, come and join us at Kol Ami. This group is sponsored by the Kol Ami Sisterhood but is open to anyone who enjoys doing needlework projects. Check the calendar for upcoming meetings. For more information, contact Carol Tarica.